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How to pay in a cheque with your phone

How to pay in a cheque with your phone

Beat the queues (and closing branches) by depositing a cheque with a mobile banking app. Last summer I got a cheque for the first time in years and year. Suffice to say they're pretty rare nowadays. But it did give me a chance to try out an online banking feature I've...

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Time to talk about death and money

Time to talk about death and money

You need to make plans and have a conversation about what will happen to your finances when you die. Very little seems taboo nowadays, but a couple of things people tend to avoid talking about are money and death. And even more so when those two things are combined....

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Andy’s money makeover part 1: How to save £1,000 or more

Andy’s money makeover part 1: How to save £1,000 or more

The first part of my guide to help you save at least one thousand pounds. One of the things I loved about working on the Channel 5 series Shop Smart Save Money was my weekly visit to a family struggling with their cash. My challenge was to go through their bills and...

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Can you pay less on your Council Tax?

Can you pay less on your Council Tax?

Most of us have no choice when paying Council Tax - but there are ways to make sure you aren't paying too much. The other week I received my annual Council Tax bill. It's gone up - as I'm sure it has for many of you - largely to cover the cost of social care. For my...

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Cash savings to beat inflation (March 2020)

Cash savings to beat inflation (March 2020)

Low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 5%. (This article is updated in the middle of each month after inflation rate announcements and any...

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Money saving when you’re working from home

Money saving when you’re working from home

Make sure you're not losing out when you're in your home office. I've been working from my home office since I went self employed nearly two years now, and the pros definitely outweigh the cons. I'll deal with the latter first - and it's pretty much just missing...

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